Osaka - Lansdale

4.2
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319 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Since 2009, Osaka has been a hidden gem. The menu has satisfied both ends of the spectrum, from customary to unique. Its personable and knowledgeable staff functions in a warm and hip atmosphere, providing an intimate and fun dining experience for any occasion.

Preparing traditional sushi, elegant nouveau dishes, and Korean BBQ, Osaka's innovative chefs integrate orthodox Japanese techniques with international flavors to create stunning, mouth-watering bites for an eclectic crowd. Seasonal and exotic fish, an excellent wine list, and reasonably priced lunch boxes serve every palate. Osaka is a promising destination for all to enjoy and share.
What 319 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.2
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4.0
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vipJayCee
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi here is always fresh and consistent. Service friendly and hospitable.

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JaniceS
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ordered steak but was out. I ordered another beef dish and it was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

The food timing was horrible - the servers did their beat but things came out so poorly timed that no one ate together . The owner sat at the bar oblivious to the dismal attitude of most tables . He has great chefs and waitstaff - but someone needs to run the show - or we will stop being loyal patrons !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We went to Osaka about a year ago and had a decent experience so decided to go back. Unfortunately it was a terrible experience. Didn’t have two of the items on the menu. They gave me wrong fish. Husband was missing part of his dish. And overall food taste was not good. The sauce my fish was in made my stomach turn. Shall I go on? Service was poor in the fact that it was slow, did not care that we were unhappy. The only nice thing is they have a fish tank and the kids enjoyed that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All good, I’m food is delicious. Plates came out a little bit delayed.

TD
vipTD2020
Philadelphia
141 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and korean BBQ restaurant. Food was fresh and delicious! They also have an all-you-can-eat korean BBQ for $28.99. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Way over priced from what it was. Service was awful. Sushi was ok, but it use to be so much better.

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Lady2300
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our choice of 3 local places for really good sushi. We chose Osaka due to location and cost. It has a superb menu with very reasonable prices. Great atmosphere - sat in the main dining room. They converted the hibachi grills to Korean BBQ but we were mostly interested in the sushi so we did not done on that side.
Great cocktails and drinks menu. Beautiful presentation. Even our pescatarian child was able to enjoy options he had never considered. Fresh, tasty, highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family lunch, very accommodating staff and food was great, as usual.

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CherylH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service (Alyssa) awesome Osaka Mary to drink!

MI
MICHAELW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bento box lunches are always amazing no matter which one you choose!

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vipbetsymacpa
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

First time at Osaka in a while. Had shrimp tempura - was good, but was little overpriced. Waiter was definitely new, not sure about waitress, so didn't really know much about the menu.

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nyediner2
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quiet evening which was nice. Great food and friendly service. It is always nice to come to Osaka.

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SaraK
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

George was a great server! Only thing that was disappointing was the new version of the spicy squid appetizer.

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Karoy
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All fine, fantastic food, great service! Very friendly people.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Birthday dinner of delicious sushi.

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SamA
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, Bento plate was good but the seafood spicy soup was really good, enjoyed coming here, good service.

KB
KellyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent a nice Saturday evening enjoying Osaka. The food, service, and ambiance was excellent. We will be back.

CF
CraigF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We definitely received all you can eat value but the food either needed seasoning or more sauces to dip the bbq into. The place was quite and clean plus the service was warm and friendly. It was a nice outing.

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ereptek
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great value. Food was nicely prepared. More Asian fusion than a straight Japanese restaurant (that the name would imply). Service was prompt and the portions were more than enough. I would definitely eat there again.

DW
DarynW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Something has changed in the past 3-6 months or so?
Osaka has been my favorite restaurant for a while now.
The last time I had the Chilean Sea Bass (my favorite dish) it very different and not any good.
I still will keep coming to check out other items.
Also, I miss the hibachi. Not sure why you got rid of that...

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STEVEND
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience4

I thought it was overpriced and very stingy what's the main parts of each dish like the meats. The sushi roll was flavorless.

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LeeM
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great as usual. I tried a Hot Stone Bowl for the first time and loved it. My daughter loved the kids filet mingnon with no teriyaki sauce. The maki rolls for my wife were good quality and the white wines were good quality and paired well with the meals.

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viploves2eat
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I love their bento boxes! There was a lot of variety and the style that it was presented in was beautiful. I got the Galbi box. The only thing I didn't like was the tuna roll upgrade I got with it. The tuna felt too fishy, such as it was unseasoned. I felt it needed to have more in it to be flavorful. The portions were also on the smaller side. However, the food overall was beautiful.

PF
vipPhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The service was great. However, the food was fair to poor. The sushi nigri was room temp and not firm. The galbi was just short ribs that were cooked beef with little galbi spices or flavor. I have had galbi many other places and was greatly disappointed with osaka’s version of this dish. Kimchee wasn’t aged enough. The rice had clumps and was not properly fluffy. Fried tofu was soggy.

All in all a surprising disappointment.

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StephenH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at Osaka. The sushi is the best I have ever had. Our niece and her fiancee joined us for dinner. They were amazed at how great the food was. We will be back often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What a terrible experience. Feel bad writing this but this was just poor service. We made a reservation for 2 @ 7:30 tonight and when we arrived nobody was at the desk so we waited patiently. After 5 or so minutes a girl came up to us but didn’t say anything about the lack of service or kitchen running behind by an hour. A couple at the bar told us that it is slow and nobody is working the bar or getting food quickly. We waited to be seated after about 15 minutes and then continued to wait and wait and wait.

After 20-25 minutes we decided to get up and leave since our waitress never said anything to us or attempted. All we got was that “no-look” passing by the table and not even saying I’ll be right with you or be right back.

I get it about being short handed or busy but it wasn’t “that” busy it was just lack of communication and service.

Sorry but this is the second time this happened here so we will not be back.

DF
vipDessertFirst
Philadelphia
221 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Unfortunately this meal was a complete disappointment. Started with slow service, when we Ordered a drink we were told sorry we’re out of honey. Ok that happens. Appetizer was delayed but they did bring a second one was provided free which was nice they recognized the delay. Real issue was the roll was poorly made but tasted fishy. We eaten here several other times and everything was great. Just really an off off night. Will make us pause before revisiting

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Greatfoodgreatservice
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food is on the better side but the service is sub-par. If we went on a weekday I’m sure my opinion would be different but the serving staff was not able to handle the packed weekend rush. My sushi and cocktail sat around for a while before I asked about it. All the necessary silverware was not given to us and when we ordered the meat again for the all you can eat, we had to ask three times before someone was able to bring it. The kids meals were brought out long after the adult meals and we had to ask for water refills.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Took 45 minutes for waitress to take order. Then after another 45 minutes, my sushi dinner came (without soy sauce). My colleague’s dinner came 15 minutes later and my husbands dinner never came. We have been here tons of times in the past and never had such an inefficient experience. What happened tonight, Osaka?

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nyediner2
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience. Love it there!!

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EdSkis
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was exceptional and will definitely be there again

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kimm
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is always good here. The only issue is i feel I cannot relax I was with a date and could not even talk as the server kept bugging us to order...

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Jane
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Missed the hibachi. Food was average quality, not a great selection other than sushi.

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HeidiM
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A great place for good food, a variety of options for all palettes and if interested in Korean BBQ, a fun experience for a group!

CS
ChristieS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Osaka used to be great. We actually go here a lot but it’s gone downhill. We ordered Mocchi ice cream one night that was freezer burned. Then one time we went there and our drinks came out after our food and then when I ordered my second martini they “ran out of martini glasses” so it was served in a regular glass. I would not have not ordered it had I known. This Friday our meals came out at different times. Never good as it leaves others sitting and waiting till everyone has their food. For the price I am starting to think it’s not worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Osaka is my favorite sushi restaurant and Jay (sushi chef) always remembers me! Consistantly excellent food!!!

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vipGregPhilly
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FIRST TIME EATING AT OSAKA IN LANSDALE. GREAT FOOD AND OVERALL JUST A GREAT EXPERIENCE. ROLLS WERE EXCELLENT, THE BENTO BOX WAS TASTY AND THE FRIED JAPANESE PEPPERS WERE AMAZING. HIGHLY RECOMMNEDED.

JG
JessicaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was horrible. Our waiter just left during our dinner...like left the building and didn’t come back.

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Steaklover2
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a larger group of 9 adults and 3 small kids for a Birthday celebration. We did the Korean Barbecue. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed getting to eat several different meats during the evening. The staff is great, service is good, and they are very helpful in explaining selection options. We eat at Osaka at least once a month and have never had a bad meal. We always recommend Osaka to anyone looking for a good meal out.

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Osaka - Lansdale offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 222-8308.

Osaka - Lansdale is rated 4.2 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

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